Upset! Boston College Eagles Overcome No. 15/17 Florida State Seminoles, 64-60

It's an upset! Jordan Daniels (19 points, five assists) and the Boston College Eagles (8-16, 3-7 ACC) pulled off an improbable 64-60 victory against the No. 15/17 Florida State Seminoles (16-7, 7-2 ACC) on Wednesday at Conte Forum.

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Boston College 64, Florida St. 60: Jordan Daniels Leads Eagles Upset

CHESTNUT HILL - Jordan Daniels' (19 points, six assists) sparked Boston College with 21 points as the Eagles pulled off a major upset, defeating the No. 15/17 ranked Florida St. Seminoles, 64-60, to claim their third ACC win of the season on Wednesday evening.

"That was very exciting," Daniels said of the win. "We've been playing basketball a lot, so those are the moments we live for. A good win likes that measures growth for us to be able to pull it out down the stretch."

Daniels led the charge with his game-best six field goals, four of which came from beyond the arc. The Eagles, who snapped their six-game skid with the win, shot 37.5 percent for the game (18-for-48) and made an impressive 10-of-22 three pointers (45.5 percent).

"It got my whole team going," Daniels said of his three-point barrage, as the freshman guard made three of his four treys in the opening half. "It let us be able to make plays, because after that, they had something else to focus on defensively and let other guys open up."

Matt Humphrey scored 15 points, Ryan Anderson added 14 points and Lonnie Jackson scored 12 for Boston College (8-16, 3-7 ACC). Michael Snaer led the Seminoles (16-7, 2-7 ACC) with 16 points and both Bernard James and Ian Miller had 12 points.

It wasn't much of a surprise that Florida State was able to take a 23-12 lead midway through the opening half. What was surprising, though, was Boston College's response. The Eagles closed out the half on a 22-10 run to take a one point lead, 34-33, into the break. The Eagles continued their strong play in the second half, outscoring the Seminoles, 30-27.

The Eagles opened up a 55-47 following a layup from Dennis Clifford (two points) with 8:29 left, but the Seminoles were able to reestablish themselves and bring the game within four points, 55-51, with 5:25 to go. Once again, the Eagles widened the gap, as a Humphrey free throw and a jumper from Anderson put Boston College up 58-51 at 4:10.

After taking a 60-53 advantage with 1:58 remaning, the Eagles surrendered for straight points and saw the lead cut to 60-57 at the 1:27 mark. Two free throws from Lonnie Jackson (12 points) rebuilt the lead to five with 26 ticks to play and one free throw from Humphrey made it a six point game with 11 seconds on the clock.

Snaer hit a three with five seconds remaining, but after a foul following the inbound, Daniels closed out the game by making one-of-two free throws to give the Eagles a four-point cushion, which would hold for the remainder of the game.

"We just helped each other focus our way through it," said Daniels. "We've been in that position before. Not many times this season have we been able to pull it out in the stretch, but this time, it's something we really came together and did it."

Boston College heads back out on the road to face the Virginia Tech Hokies on Feb. 12 as it looks to capture its fourth conference win and continue to build towards their ultimate goals.

AUDIO: Boston College Basketball Postgame Press Conference (2-8-12)



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Boston College Vs. Florida State Halftime Score: Eagles Lead 34-33

CHESTNUT HILL - In one of their more surprising starts of the season, the Boston College Eagles are holding a one-point lead over the No. 15/17 ranked Florida St. Seminoles, 34-33, at halftime of Wednesday night's contest at Conte Forum.

Florida State outworked Boston College in the early stages of the game, taking a 23-12 lead midway through the opening half. Yet the Eagles responded with one of their better stretches of the season by far, closing out the half on a 22-10 run while making eight three-pointers before the break.

Jordan Daniels sparked the Eagles with 12 points on 3-of-4 shooting from long distance as Boston College made 8-of-20 field goals in the half to shoot 40.0 percent. Matt Humphrey added nine points, Ryan Anderson had five points and Lonnie Jackson scored three for BC.

Bernard James and Ian Miller paced the Seminoles with eight points a piece. Michael Snaer, the Seminoles' leading scorer, was held to seven first-half points and Okaro White chipped in with five points. Florida State shot 52.2 percent.



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Boston College Vs. Florida State: Watch Live Online On ESPN3.com

CHESTNUT HILL - Ready for Florida State and Boston College men's hoops? Unfortunately, Wednesday's game between the Eagles and Seminoles is not on television, however, the game can be viewed live online for free on ESPN3.com.

WATCH BC-FLORIDA STATE LIVE ONLINE: http://tinyurl.com/bc-fsu-feb-8

Eric Frede and Ron Perry are on the call for ESPN3 on Wednesday. In addition, the game can be heard live on the radio on the WEEI Sports Radio Network (93.7 FM/850 AM), with Jon Meterparel and Malcolm Huckaby calling all the action.

Boston College and Florida State are both riding streaks now, but in opposite directions. The Seminoles have won an impressive seven straight while the Eagles have dropped six straight contests consecutively.

Hopefully, the home crowd can spark BC on to victory, but the Seminoles -- ranked No. 15/17 in the country -- are likely too tough of an opponent for the Eagles to overcome.


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Boston College Vs. Florida State: Eagles Host Streaking Seminoles

Michael Snaer and the streaking Florida State Seminoles (16-6, 7-1 ACC) will come to town as they face the struggling Boston College Eagles (7-16, 2-7 ACC) at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday at Conte Forum (TV/Radio: ESPN3/WEEI).

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